Africans Must Change Mentality
It seems to me that African politicians will always anticipate violence or some sort of turbulence. Politicians already know there will be some sort of fraud during and after elections season. But one thing we need to underline is that, we’re crippling ourselves and no one is to be blamed for. For instance, in Kenya, there was never in their constitution about power-sharing, but since the black mentality is set to always not wanting any evolution, democracy, and peace, stood up with a pot-belly accusing and deceiving the innocent citizens to kill and be killed while they’re hiding somewhere. Same thing happened in Zimbabwe, but the Francophone Africa is the worst to experience such violence during and after election season. I can’t fathom or imagine seeing the Francophone Africa always staging coups and so forth, yet the same leaders are being appointed as mediators. For example, Togolese officials attended a forum in Burkina Faso, which Blaise was a mediator. What has Blaise done so far to prove that he’s a genuine guy for this mediation? Since when did he come to power? How did he come to power? Does he have a quality of a democratic leader? The answer is hell to the no.
Let me jump to Ivory Coast where Gbagbo thinks he has all the power to dissolve the electoral commission officials and the parliament. Can we blame France for this? The answer is no, Can we blame the west for that mess? The answer is hell to the no, so why Africans take power or presidency as a kingdom where dynastic genealogy comes one after the other? Even the British that have some sort of system that requires them to be on power, have some common sense to cede power to others. African politicians are some wonderful animals, vampires, gluttons, and shameless. Let’s not forget that adaptation is the key in every circumstance. It is time for the next African generation to stand up and say no to all these empty-useless leaders of Africa. Africans must adapt change and start thinking and reasoning along with the world for we have anything and everything to make Africa the super power of the world. The question is how can we change the mentality of Africans? Do we have to convince our parents first or the politicians? We have the same color, yet we have found ways and means to exclude others as if there is a disparity between us. A more concise example to be given is the United States of America. The people don’t vote because their candidate is from their state or black or white. All they vote for are the policies of a competent and a scrupulous candidate. So, are we (Africans) going to let our politicians spew words of divisiveness and hatred and have all (the innocents) to kill and be killed?
The magnitude of violence comes in different sizes and forms, depending on how politicians get unscrupulous during and after their respective campaigns. How can Africans change mentality? The following steps are very critical and imperative if the new African generation really wants to change. First of all, the youngsters living in the Diaspora must form an independent body consisting of every ethnic group member of each country, for instance, if Ghanaian youngsters who are resolved to turn things around, must see to it that they have every member from East to West and North to South ethnic group and start “parent’s education”. What is parent’s education anyway? Well, we must educate our parents first about our politicians and their agendas and what exactly do they really want, are these politicians fighting on their behalf? And if these glutton politicians say “yes” they fight for them, how many years will they be able to alleviate poverty? Africans wake up the world’s golden doors are closing behind us….Part II on the way